Okay when it comes to cars I can build anything fast (putting a HO in the WJ currently), but 4x4s im pretty green, I had a 1988 Toyetta (a 1988 toyota 22RE p/u 4x4 on 35's with a yellow 1990 VW jetta body on it) but when i bought it it already had the lift and tires on it.
So, with a 1999 WJ 4.7L Quadra-Drive its a bit more complex.
I really dont want to spend over 400 bucks and its going to be a pavement princess for the most part. I just want to fit a beefy tire (31"-32" maybe? ) I've looked and looked and Ive found a RC 4" kit but supposedly they ride like **** and have death wobble. I thought I saw someone say something about buying someone's spacers with someone's springs to get 3" but Im not sure. Please help out, any help is big help to a new guy haha.
All you need is to install a BB. This has been talked about a million times. You can easily fit a 31" tire or 32 with some trimming. You can even run the same shocks if you wanted to. Most WJ BB are 2.5" . Cant say I would recommend going with a 3" kit. Not much to hold on the spacer. You dont even need an alignment on a WJ. Just recenter your steering wheel if its off too far.
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The RC x-series kit actually rides very well and I have yet to have a problem with it. And I have not heard of anyone having a problem with it. Their regular 4" kit has some downfalls because it uses a drop bracket for the track bar which was a very week and asinine design. The x-series kit comes with an adjustable track bar to solve that problem.
Most Budget boosts are actually 2" for a WJ. You DO NOT want to go over 2.5" with a BB or you will have problems. If you are only looking to spend $400, check out fatbobsgarage.com. You can get a set of Budget Boost spacers and new shocks for about $250. You dont HAVE to replace your shocks with a BB, but your stocks will wear much quicker. It is a good idea to get shocks the correct length for your BB for the best ride quality.
2002 Overland - 4.7 HO, "Select-Drive", 4" RC long arms, TAG front winch bumper, 32" BFG KM's, 3" exhaust, Magnaflow hi-flow cat, Flowmaster 50 series